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In February 2006, the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) entered into a collaboration agreement with Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHMI) on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) to implement the Trinidad and Tobago Health Sciences Initiative (TTHSI). The Initiative focuses on sustainable, long-term improvement in the national health sciences related to education, research and patient care, and is intended to develop key programmes to improve capacity and move the country closer to "Vision 2020 for Health".

As part of this general programme which focuses on:

  • the establishment of Research Centres,
  • the development of physical infrastructure and management systems, and
  • the development of academic and professional development training programmes,

UTT has been working with JHMI and faculty from Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health to develop recommendations for training Health Administrators and Health Leaders in Trinidad and Tobago. Within this framework a Masters in Health Administration (MHA) - delivered by UTT - was identified as the central component of a comprehensive education programme for sector Administrators, Managers and Leaders. This is the first formal management/leadership academic programme available locally for mid-level and senior managers, which focus on the requirements of the health sector. The Programme seeks to address the 'gaps' identified in several reports, which pointed to the absence of formal qualifications as being a constraining factor in the ability of the sector to deliver responsive and appropriate services.


Programme Objectives

The programme is organised to address the middle and senior management gaps within the Trinidad and Tobago Health Sector, utilising established management principles and practices in the following key areas:

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Health systems
  • Health Operations Management or Health Sector Planning and Quality